Mariusz Siemiński

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BACKGROUND/AIMS The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG). METHODS We interviewed 73 MG patients and 65 healthy controls by using a structured diagnostic questionnaire based on the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group diagnostic criteria. We also collected(More)
Narcolepsy with cataplexy (NC) is a neurological sleep disorder characterized by very low or undetectable concentration of hypocretin-1 in the cerebrospinal fluid. It has been recently found that patients with NC have disturbed circadian pattern of blood pressure, with more frequent non-dipping, compared to healthy controls. It has been hypothesized that(More)
OBJECTIVE Sleep pattern at high altitude has been studied, mainly with the use of polysomnography. This study aimed to analyze subjective sleep quality at high altitude using the following standardized scales: the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS-8). METHODS Thirty-two members of 2 expeditions--28 males and 4(More)
The European Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Study Group (EURLSSG) is an association of European RLS experts who are actively involved in RLS research. A major aim of the Study Group is the development and continuous improvement of standards for diagnosis and treatment of RLS. Several members developed study designs and evaluation methods in(More)
BACKGROUND Implantable intrathecal drug delivery systems (IDDS) are basic tool enabling chronic intrathecal pharmacotherapy. Lack of expected clinical results of IDDS therapy necessitates search for the cause with the help of diagnostic imaging methods among other things. Beside radiological techniques, it is also possible to visually assess IDDS systems by(More)
There is a broad spectrum of sleep disturbances observed in Parkinson’s disease (PD). The prevalence of symptoms of insomnia and chronic inability to sleep and their association with other sleep disorders were studied. Altogether 1447 randomly selected Parkinson patients, aged 43–89 years, participated in a questionnaire study. A structured questionnaire(More)
BACKGROUND Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is often triggered by emotional or physical stress factors. Psychological variables can have an impact on the physical manifestations of heart disease. TTC may reflect stunned myocardium from a neurogenic source. Anatomical connections between different parts of the brain can be visualized by diffusion tensor(More)
BACKGROUND There is evidence linking restless legs syndrome (RLS) with increased blood pressure (BP), but the mechanism of this relation remains unclear. Is the BP increased due to some features of RLS or to deterioration of sleep caused by RLS? This study compared values of nocturnal BP in patients with RLS and patients with insomnia. If increased BP in(More)
Periodic limb movements in sleep (PLMS) are related to arousal, sympathetic activation, and increases in blood pressure (BP), but whether they are part of the arousal process or causative of it is unclear. Our objective was to assess the temporal distribution of arousal-related measures around PLMS. Polysomnographic recordings of six patients with restless(More)